Obama wants people to trust government blindly despite the history it has as an oppressive force against its own citizens and those of other countries. In a recent address to Ohio State University, Obama said that students must reject voices that warn about government tyranny.

“Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems,” said Obama.

Instead encouraging students to use critical thinking, to analyze all evidence and to think for themselves, he added “You should reject these voices.”

What is Obama afraid of? A whole new generation of smarter minds find out that what those voices are warning about is something the graduate students should look into, even if it is all false. Why? Because it is all true.

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Obama’s words reminds us those of George W. Bush, who after the terrorist attacks of 9.11.2001 said in a speech that people should not tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories. It also reminds us of the post-Katrina and the post-BP oil spill scenarios, where government promised to act swiftly to aid those in need. Government always promises swift action, but almost always manages to turn disasters into tragedies and vice-versa.

“Using the words who for many years have warned about what government is and what it can turn into, the truth is the this entity that seems to unwind itself every single day, is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Overgrown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.”

In the United States today, government has turned into that fearful master that George Washington dutifully warned us about. Furthermore, it has become the overgrown military establishment that nowadays regards liberty as a sham, the constitution as an outdated piece of paper and civil and constitutional rights as objects that can be waived whenever it wants.

Before waiving your flag in favor of or against Obama’s words at Ohio State, stop and ask yourself what kind of government you want for you and your family. One that orders you around or one that attends to the laws by which it was created.

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